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The Eleventh Sunday after Trinity







See also TRINITY 4 for sermons and writings on vainglory


Patristic / Medieval 
Augustine (Gospel)
Augustine (The Source of Prayer)
Basil (On Humility)

Chrysostom (Epistle)

Gregory the Great:

    - Moralia X, 30

    - Moralia XIX, 32, 33 (Gospel)
Bede (Explanation of the Gospel)
Gleanings of Orthodox Fathers


Catena Aurea (Gospel)

Thomas Aquinas (Epistle)

Gregory Palamas - Homily on the Parable of the Publican and the Pharisee



Calvin (Gospel)
Calvin (Epistle)
Luther (Gospel)

Counter Reformation 

John of the Cross (Dark Night, on spiritual pride & humility, Bk I. 2)


Caroline Divines 


Evangelical Revival 
Wesley's Notes (Gospel)
Wesley's Notes (Epistle)
Whitefield (Gospel)

Ryle (Gospel)


Oxford Movement 
Newman (Epistle)
Newman (Gospel)
Williams (Epistle)
Williams (Gospel)
Blunt's Commentary
Scott's Commentary
Trench - On the Parables


Farrer (Weekly Paragraph on the Holy Sacrament)
Common Prayer Commentary

Curry 1

Curry 2
Freeman (Gospel)


Matthew Henry (Gospel)
Matthew Henry (Epistle)
Cusick (Meeting Christ in the Liturgy)


Additional Materials 

Keble poem - Trinity XI from The Christian Year
Links to Images of the Gospel
  - Biblical Art on the WWW
  - Parables in Art on Textweek



O GOD, who declarest thy almighty power most chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Mercifully grant unto us such a measure of thy grace, that we, running the way of thy commandments, may obtain thy gracious promises, and be made partakers of thy heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


THE EPISTLE.  1 Cor. 15. 1
BRETHREN, I declare unto you the Gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; by which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.  For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.  And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: after that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.  After that, he was seen of James; then of all the Apostles.  And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.  For I am the least of the Apostles, that am not meet to be called an Apostle, because I persecuted the Church of God.  But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all; yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.  Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.


THE GOSPEL.  S. Luke 18. 9
JESUS spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:  Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a Publican.  The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this Publican.  I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.  And the Publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.  I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.


INTROIT.  Ps 111 
I WILL give thanks unto the Lord with my whole heart, / in the council of the faithful, and in the congregation.
2 The works of the Lord are great, / sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.
3 His work is worthy to be praised, and had in honour; / and his righteousness endureth for ever.
Ant.  The merciful and gracious Lord hath so done his marvellous works, / that they ought to be had in remembrance.
5 He hath given meat unto them that fear him; / he shall ever be mindful of his covenant.
6 He hath shewed his people the power of his works, / in giving them the heritage of the nations.
7 The works of his hands are verity and judgement; / all his precepts are sure.
8 They stand fast for ever and ever, / and are done in truth and equity.
9 He sent redemption unto his people; / he hath commanded his covenant for ever; holy and reverend is his Name.
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; / a good understanding have all they that do thereafter; his praise endureth for ever.
Glory be.  Repeat Antiphon.


GRADUAL.  Ps 51:15-17    
O LORD, open thou my lips, / and my mouth shall show thy praise.
16 For thou desirest no sacrifice, else would I give it; / but thou delightest not in burnt offerings.
Alleluia, All.  The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit: / a broken and contrite heart, O God, shalt thou not despise.  All.



Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions